Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior perpetrated by an intimate partner against another. It is an epidemic that affects the individuals of our community, regardless of age, economic status, race, religion, nationality or educational background. Domestic Violence has no boundaries or limits. Violence against a person is often accompanied by emotionally abusive and controlling behavior, and thus is part of a systematic pattern of dominance and control. Domestic violence can result in physical injury, psychological trauma, or even death. The consequences of domestic violence can cross generations and truly last a lifetime.
Many victims of domestic violence are reluctant to report being victimized by a spouse or significant other. For additional information on reporting domestic violence incidents, click here.
The Red Bluff Police Department is committed to reducing the number of calls for service regarding domestic violence. Members of the department are provided updated training on handling domestic violence calls for service. Legal updates are provided to insure that officers remain current on new laws pertaining to domestic violence. Red Bluff Police Officers will respond to all domestic violence calls.
The Red Bluff Police Department is also committed to helping victims of domestic violence through its partnerships. Chief Kyle Sanders volunteers his time as board a member with Empower Tehama, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting victims of domestic violence.
If you would like to file a report regarding domestic violence, please contact the Red Bluff Police Department at 527-3131. In an emergency always dial 9-1-1. Our Department wants to send a message to all victims of domestic violence that there is help available.
Resources for Victims:
- Empower Tehama - (800) 324-6473 or (530) 528-0226
- Tehama County Victim/Witness Program - 527-4296
- Child Abuse Hotline - (800) 323-7711 or 527-3131 (RBPD)
- Family Service Agency (Tehama County) - 527-6702
- Legal Services of Northern California - 527-8649
- Community Legal Information Center - 898-4354
- National Domestic Violence Hotline - (800) 799-SAFE (7233)
- Domestic Violence Hotline (National) - (800) 540-5433
- Tehama County Mental Health - (530) 527-5631 or Crisis Unit (800) 240-3208
- California Department of Justice, Attorney General's Office
- Family Service Agency (Butte & Glenn) - 891-1731 or 534-9070
- Rape Crisis Intervention - 529-3980